Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

  clock 10:47 07 Oct 2005

Any thoughts as to whether this is an advantage? I have genuine Windows XP Home and appear to have downloaded their unremovable update. However, now when I want to use Express update it asks me to Validate, then Internet Explorer asks me if I want to download the Microsoft Software, whilst warning me about downloading Axtivex Control Software!! This is when panic sets in and I don't do anything1

Question will I still get urgent updates via Automatic Updates without doing the above??


  De Marcus™ 10:50 07 Oct 2005

You don't have to panic, the ActiveX is a small bit of software microsofts installs to help validate your copy of windows, if as you say it's genuine then you won't have any problems and you will need to follow through (it's quite painless) in order to get your updates.

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